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US’ Mativ appoints Greg Weitzel as new chief financial officer

20th Mar 2023

Mativ Holdings, Inc has announced that Greg Weitzel will be the new global chief financial officer, succeeding Andrew Wamser. Weitzel will take on the role on April 2, 2023, and will lead the company's financial capabilities and services. Mativ Holdings is a global leader in specialty materials, manufacturing critical components and engineered...

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US’ 3M to feature sustainable textiles at Performance Days

7th Mar 2023

3M will be showcasing its latest innovations in textiles featuring recycled contents, including 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation and 3M Thinsulate Xerogel Insulation, at Performance Days, which will take place from March 15 at Messe München. 3M Thinsulate will exhibit alongside 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material at booth G07 in Hall A1.

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Japan’s Repeat licenses new chemical recycling technology to Zhejiang

17th Feb 2023

Japan’s Repeat has announced that the company has signed an agreement to license its chemical recycling technology for polyester products to Zhejiang Jianxin Jiaren New Materials, as the world's first company to be licensed by Repeat. Repeat is a company engaged in licensing business based on technology for chemical recycling of polyester products.

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Germany’s Evonik & AMSilk to produce sustainable silk proteins

16th Feb 2023

Evonik has entered into an agreement with the German biotech company, AMSilk, to produce industrial quantities of innovative, sustainable silk proteins. The silk can be used in high-quality fashion, smart materials in automotives, and medical devices. Materials produced with the silk proteins balance optimal performance with minimal environmental...

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Avgol to display Algaeing colourants & fibres at Germany’s Filtech

13th Feb 2023

Avgol, a global leader in the manufacture of high-performance nonwoven fabric solutions, will use Filtech exhibition in Germany to showcase its latest developments in using Algaeing’s patented algae bio-based formulations for colourants and fibres. The Israel-based company will display in booth H6, at Cologne, Germany, from February 14-16, 2023.

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Finland’s Ahlstrom unveils new HVAC filter media portfolio

9th Feb 2023

Finland’s Ahlstrom has launched the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) filter media portfolio from its production machine in Turin (Italy), supporting customers in their ambition to offer best performing and premium quality filters to the most demanding end-uses. Ahlstrom is a leader in combining fibres into sustainable specialty...

American firm Mativ names new filtration business unit as Gessner

8th Feb 2023

Mativ's filtration business unit has been rebranded as Gessner, offering a wider range of filtration solutions and a diverse product portfolio. Gessner represents trust, integrity, creativity, and innovation in filtration and aims to be a global provider of filtration solutions. Neenah and SWM merged last year to form specialty materials leader Mativ.

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UK’s government retains measures on glass fibre imports from China

2nd Feb 2023

The UK government has decided to retain existing measures on imports of continuous glass fibre from China, as recommended by the TRA. This means the UK’s glass fibre industry, predominantly based in Wigan, will continue to be protected from injury caused by dumped and subsidised imports of glass fibre from China for five years, from January 31, 2021.

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Japan’s Toray develops recycled nylon 66 from silicon-coated airbags

2nd Feb 2023

Japan’s Toray has made recycled nylon 66 recovered from silicone-coated airbag fabric scrap cuttings. This material achieves the same flowability and mechanical properties as injection moulding grades from virgin nylon 66. Toray specialises in industrial products centred on technologies in organic synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and...

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